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Happy New Year from the Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement! It is so good to have our students back on campus. They bring so much joy to each other and bring campus to life. We hope you and your family were able to take time to reflect on the fall semester, set new goals and discuss expectations for the new semester. A new year brings on a new opportunity to consider what is important and where energy can best be spent. As your student adjusts to a new semester, study schedule and academic routine, finding balance is key. Students should be eating well, sleeping well, exercising and taking care of their mental well-being as they ease into a new academic semester. 
Also, just a friendly reminder that students receive a “Have You Herd” email every Monday. This email contains important information about upcoming events, deadlines and campus information.  Remind them to make sure they are checking their Lipscomb email.  

Go Bisons!
Stacy Blackston ('00)
Director of Parent Engagement


Please check the Academic Calendar webpage for information updates about the schedule for summer classes and the upcoming academic year. 
Upcoming Key Dates
  • Jan. 31: Last day to apply for Spring 2024 Graduation
  • Feb. 15: Last day to drop a Term I class
  • Feb. 22: Giving Day at Lipscomb
  • Feb. 28 - March 1: Mid-term grades due
  • March 4: Term II classes begin
  • March 9: Last day to drop a Term II class for full refund
  • March 11-15: Spring Break (Residence halls closed)
  • March 16: Residence halls open at 6 p.m.
  • March 23:  Last day to drop a Full Term class
  • March 18-29: Academic Advising
  • March 28-31: Priority preregistration
  • April 1-5: Preregistration
  • April 4-6: Singarama
  • April 13: Last day to drop a Term II class
  • April 25:  Study Day-undergraduates
  • April 26 - May 1: Final examinations
  • May 2: Final grades due by 9 a.m.
  • May 2: Residence halls close at 1 p.m.
  • May 4: Residence halls close at 6 p.m. for May graduates
  • May 4: Commencement
Save the Date for Giving Day 2024: 2/22/24


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Lipscomb’s Center for Vocational Discovery (CVD) helps students think about identity, purpose, vocation and location by inviting them to consider four critical questions during their time at Lipscomb: Who am I? Why am I here? What will I do with what I’ve been given? Where will I go next? Our mission is to help them discover their first calling as a child of God and then to discover a life of purpose within their vocational callings in their careers in whatever contexts they engage.
This journey of discovery begins with an all-freshmen chapel and a CliftonStrengths assessment to help students learn about how they are designed. The journey continues through assignments that are integrated into their Lipscomb Experience course, their first three Bible courses and eventually in coursework in their chosen field of study. 
Along the way, students are also offered unique workshops throughout the semester and an off-campus retreat. Examples of workshop and retreat topics include strengths development, spiritual gifts discovery, mindfulness, Enneagram, stewardship, learning to listening to God, purpose-discovery and much more. In addition our Center for Vocational Discovery is always open for students where they are offered a place to hang out, study, interact with our team, seek counsel, utilize the vocational tools we have developed or receive one-on-one coaching in our Strengths lab. 
If we can ever serve your student in a specific way or you ever have any questions about what we offer, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. You can connect directly with director Rob Touchstone at We also hope you will encourage your student to engage with CVD and to take advantage of the many opportunities offered to help them become more of what they are created to be! Download CVD's Fall 2023 Impact Report.
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Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10:55 a.m. CT for our monthly prayer Zoom. This time coincides with our students worshiping together on campus in the Gathering. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Josh Graves. Graves is the preaching and teaching minister for the Otter Creek Church. He loves telling Jesus stories to anyone who will listen. Graves also works as an adjunct religion professor at Lipscomb University. 


The 2024-25 housing selections begin soon! Click here to see the housing reservations info that students recently received in the Have you Herd? email.


Learn more about SPARK, Sodexo’s new engagement strategy that emphasizes dining services’ role as a hub of socialization. Download the Dining Services flyer.


Herd in Prayer
Each month the Office of Spiritual Formation publishes Herd in Prayer, a calendar with daily prompts to cover our community in specific prayers. We hope you will join us! Download the calendar


Has your student taken advantage of the services offered at the Academic Success Center? Click here to learn about the opportunities available.


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Career Development Center to offer resume, LinkedIn workshops
The Career Development Center will offer special workshops for commuter students and residential students this semester. These workshops will equip students with knowledge and skills to build effective resumes and LinkedIn pages and to grow their interviewing and networking skills. Workshops for commuters are already scheduled for Jan. 24 and March 6. Career Development will also co-host The Nashville Area Career Fair on April 10, and encourages students to attend. The College of Business will also offer a variety of skills workshops and career events, including Meet the Firm Lite on Feb. 15 and the Career Fair on March 6. For a full schedule of College of Business events, click here.


Tickets now on sale! Singarama 2024: ERAS on April 4-6
Step back in time and relive the magic of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s at Singarama 2024: ERAS! Lipscomb University invites you to a spectacular journey through the iconic decades that shaped a generation. Join us for a mesmerizing showcase of talent, creativity and passion as our students bring these eras to life on stage. Experience the nostalgia, groove to the music and be entertained by the captivating performances—all under one roof. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of artistry and camaraderie. Secure your tickets now for a night of entertainment that will transport you through time and leave you with cherished memories. Get ready to embark on a musical adventure – What’s your Era?
Special Instructions: This year, we’re embracing the future! Singarama 2024: ERAS is going cashless with all-mobile ticketing. To secure your spot at this unmissable journey through the decades, be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Remember, there will be no ticket sales at the door. Don’t miss the chance to relive the music and memories of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s live on stage! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
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A Lipscomb University Parent Program Facebook page has been created to help parents engage with each other and the university. Be sure to check it out, like it and help us grow the Lipscomb parent community!
Also, be sure to like/follow us on Parent Program Instagram!
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